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A British tale of excess, here's why everyone is talking about Emerald Fennell's new film

Written and directed by English actress Emerald Fennell (The Crown) and produced by Margot Robbie, new 2024 movie Saltburn has quickly become a cult classic.

Emerald Fennell takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster in a series of unexpected plot twists and disturbing events, leaving viewers equally amused, horrified, and disgusted by the black comedy and psychological thriller.

Starring a dazzling cast led by Barry Keoghan and Australia’s own Jacob Elordi, read on for everything you need to know about Saltburn’s plot, cast, and how to stream it in New Zealand.

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What is the movie Saltburn about?

Without giving away any spoilers, Saltburn is a visual feast of architecture, fashion, and sexual adventure.

The fictional tale follows Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) as he befriends his affluent and popular classmate Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi).

As Oliver struggles to find his place at Oxford University, he’s invited to Felix’s eccentric family estate, Saltburn, for a “summer never to be forgotten”.

Set in the mid-2000s, Oliver’s and Felix’s term break at the manor rapidly descends into a horrifying turn of events.

The fictional tale follows Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) as he befriends his affluent and popular classmate Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi).

Who is cast in Saltburn?

26-year-old Brisbane native and Euphoria heartthrob Jacob Elordi plays the wealthy aristocrat Felix Catton, alongside Barry Keoghan as his secretly obsessive classmate Oliver Quick.

Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike stars as Felix’s mother, Elspeth, in what is her most recent feature film role since 2020’s I Care A Lot.

Other family members include Alison Oliver as sister Venetia, Richard E. Grant as father Sir James, and Archie Madekwe as his American cousin, Farleigh.

Is there a trailer for Saltburn?

Yes there is. Watch the Saltburn trailer below.

The ending of Saltburn, explained

We’re about to discuss some very juicy spoilers, so if you’re yet to watch the movie, now is the time to stream Saltburn on Prime Video (subscribe here for a 7 day trial).

Saltburn shows each of the Cattons die, one by one, mainly at the hands of Oliver.

Years later, Oliver stages a run-in with Elspeth at a London cafe, orchestrating his return to the manor. Suffering from a long illness, Elspeth signs over the Saltburn estate to Oliver before he removes her ventilation tube, watching her die.

The film’s final scene sees Oliver dancing through the grand rooms of the manor completely nude, busting out moves to Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s pop hit, ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’

How do I watch Saltburn in New Zealand?

Stream Saltburn now on Prime Video with a 7 day FREE trial. Subscribe here.

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